Navigation Links
Florida Hospital and Burnham Institute Announce New Executive Director and Facility for Clinical Research Institute
Date:8/17/2009

The partnership will bridge diabetes and obesity research and treatment

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida Hospital and Burnham Institute for Medical Research at Lake Nona have taken another giant step in advancing Orlando as a hub for medical research. Today, officials from Florida Hospital and Burnham Institute came together to announce the appointment of Dr. Steven R. Smith, an internationally-renowned diabetes and obesity researcher, as the new executive director of the Florida Hospital - Burnham Clinical Research Institute that focuses on the study of diabetes, obesity and the metabolic origins of cardiovascular disease.

"Our vision was to recruit a world-class physician and scientist to lead our mission," said Dr. Daniel Kelly, scientific director of Burnham Institute for Medical Research at Lake Nona. "We have found the very best and are delighted that Dr. Smith, who is renowned in both basic science and clinical research, will be directing the new institute."

Florida Hospital and Burnham Institute made a second significant announcement: the construction of a new building to house the clinical research institute. The institute will bring scientists, clinicians and the procedures necessary to facilitate clinical research under one roof.

"Under the leadership of Dr. Smith, we will be working together to conduct translational research, which aims to form a bridge between the research lab and bedside care," said Dr. Kelly. "This means while Florida Hospital will be working directly with the patients, Burnham scientists will be in the lab studying how and why disease processes vary by individuals."

The proposed state-of-the-art, 35,000-square-foot building will serve as the gateway to Florida Hospital's Health Village, which is the area being developed around Florida Hospital Orlando for medical space, residential areas, retail and more. Not only does this new building represent remarkable strides in medicine, it will also create jobs while honoring the state's mission to promote biomedical sciences. The two-year construction schedule is expected to begin with a groundbreaking the first quarter of 2010.

"With this partnership, we will change how diabetes and obesity research is conducted," said Dr. Steven R. Smith, executive director of the Florida Hospital - Burnham Clinical Research Institute. "This new institute will help break down the distance that exists between research and the clinic and help make it possible to deliver results faster and on a personalized level."

The prevalence of diabetes continues to increase at alarming rates. In Central Florida, the number of people with diabetes has increased from 7.8 percent to 11.5 percent in the past 10 years. Nationally, diabetes now affects more than 24 million Americans. The creation of a Florida Hospital - Burnham Institute Clinical Research Institute will take the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and obesity to the next level as the numbers of Americans with these ailments continue to climb.

Together, the two organizations hope to work toward delivering more personalized medicine in order to provide the best outcomes for those affected by diabetes, obesity and its related diseases.

About Burnham Institute for Medical Research

Burnham Institute for Medical Research uses an entrepreneurial, collaborative approach to medical research to reveal the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devise the innovative therapies of tomorrow. The Institute is organized into five research centers: cancer; neurosciences, aging and stem cell research; infectious and inflammatory diseases; diabetes and obesity; and children's health. Burnham is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation headquartered in La Jolla, California, with campuses in Orlando, Fla. and Santa Barbara, Calif. For more information, visit www.burnham.org.

About Florida Hospital

Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than a million patient visits per year - that's more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association. The more than 2,000-bed system, comprised of eight hospitals and 19 Centra Care locations, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for the past 10 years.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Florida Hospital
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The 2009 National Autism Conference Sponsored by OxyHealth Returns to Florida
2. Florida Health Insurance Brokerage to Donate Month of August to Help Residents of Florida
3. GetOnlineQuotes.com to Offer AARP/United Healthcare Medicare Supplement Insurance to Florida Residents
4. North Florida Sculptra Expert, Richard Sadove MD, Comments on FDA Approval
5. WellPoint, BCBSA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and HCSC Collaborate to Expand Access to Health Care Cost Information
6. BayCare Named to Top 100 Best Companies To Work For in Florida by Florida Trend Magazine
7. Narconon Graduate Delivers Drug Education in Florida
8. New STAR Cranial Center of Excellence Offers Cutting-Edge Treatment to Central Florida Infants
9. Olympus Managed Health Care Receives Third Party Administrative License in State of Florida
10. Renaissance Grants $3,000 to the Florida Dental Association to Present Oral Health Workshops for the Vulnerable Elderly
11. A Unique Rhythm In The Heart Of Coconut Grove, Florida
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... An April 24th article on Yahoo! Beauty discusses ... with the help of a weight loss surgery. The woman, declaring “I will not hate ... been left following her dramatic weight loss. Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, while it ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... its new partnership with the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA). This agreement ... Private Duty Accreditation services, as well as discounts on Accreditation University (AU) educational ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... to announce the integration of Microsoft(R) Word(TM) Online(TM), which enables sleep physicians to ... since it streamlines the reporting process and provides a familiar interface that does ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) announced today that ... as “stable.” At the same time, the ratings agency cautioned that the company’s rating ... “capital adequacy” thresholds required for its strong rating. , “Horizon is committed to being ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... GlycoMark, Inc. announced today ... throughout the Northeast U.S. , GlycoMark is the only clinically available blood ... provides a clinically proven one- to two-week measure of hyperglycemic excursions, often related ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... April 20, 2017  Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... providing the Urology, Uro/Gyn and Gynecology markets with ... Keswani has joined the Company as Senior Vice ... created position, Mr. Keswani will report directly to ... "Our organization is delighted that Ash has ...
(Date:4/20/2017)...  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a clinical-stage ... unmet medical needs, today announced that it will ... development program, based on its proprietary self-delivering RNAi ... (SID) 76 th Annual Meeting.  The SID ... relevant to skin health and disease through education, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... April 20, 2017  AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a ... (n=145/146) of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected ... 6 and compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A) achieved sustained ... ) with its investigational, pan-genotypic regimen of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir ... seen following 12 weeks of G/P treatment without ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: